Display Properties overview

Use Display in Control Panel to select a desktop theme, customize your desktop, and modify display settings.

Select a theme to define the overall appearance of your desktop. A theme determines your background, screen saver, Window fonts, colors and three-dimensional effects in windows and dialog boxes, the look of icons and mouse pointers, and sounds. You can customize a theme by changing individual elements.

You can customize your desktop in other ways as well, such as adding Web content to your background or selecting icons that you want to display on the desktop.

You can also specify color settings, change your screen resolution, and set the refresh rate for your monitor. If you are using multiple monitors, you can specify individual settings for each.

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